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Playground@Landscape

YOUR FORUM FOR PLAY, SPORTS UND LEISURE AREAS

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Article form issue 2019 - 1

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Coverstory

Making school playgrounds fit for purpose – problems and practical advice

In the 2018 issue 1 of Playground@Landscape, the topic of school playgrounds as exercise environments was extensively dealt with.

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Schoolyard Design

Moving break in Singapore

Celebrate Your Roots – Discover Your Wings is the motto of the German European School in Singapore (GESS). ...

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Schoolyard Design

The barrier-free outdoor facilities of Steinwald School Everything out of the ordinary

The out-dated and not barrier-free outdoor facilities of Steinwald School in Berlin for children with special needs have been completely reformed and adapted to the specific needs of its students.

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Sports & Leisure Facilities

Kickabout areas and small-scale pitches – enjoying sport "around the corner"

They're where legends are born. Everyone is familiar with the small, often completely enclosed sports courts that were typically built at the heart of housing estates and where football and basketball can be played in a very tight space

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Schoolyard Design

Physical control in the schoolyard

Report about the construction of a Calisthenics centre at the Aloisiuskolleg: a climbing, playing and training facility. These days, simple control of one's body is no longer self-evident among children and youngsters. ...

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Schoolyard Design

The "School Fitness" initiative as a contribution to promoting health and physical activity at schools

Health promotion at school- Health prevention and promotion play an increasingly important role also in the context of education. ...

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Schoolyard Design

Orange and green in harmony - Fall protection and sports flooring at the Realschule Unterschleißheim

The building diary on the Therese-Giehse-Realschule website praises the school’s new building replacing the old as “more beautiful, colourful and modern” than the existing building.

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Schoolyard Design

"Your schoolyard" - a German federal initiative which aims at redesigning schoolyards. Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-School in the German city of Wiesbaden inaugurates its schoolyard of the future.

Where until now there was only a grey asphalt surface, there is now a diverse mosaic of activity areas, such as a jackstraw made of tree trunks, a tree house and a climbing scaffold all of which invite children to frolicking around and balancing. In addition, the roundabout with several benches and tables offers enough space for get-togethers and games. In addition, various shrubs and trees can be found in between.

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Schoolyard Design

Redesigning the schoolyard into a new classroom building

The schoolyard of primary school "Am Reesenbüttel" in the City of Ahrensburg will be redesigned.

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Schoolyard Design

Research focus on specific schoolyard characteristics and on the physical activity of children by applying mapping methods

At a worldwide level, schools as such possibly offer the best prerequisites to support the physical activity (abbreviation in German kA) of children (Institute of Medicine, 2013) as on the one hand and according to Black et al, 2015, children spend the majority of their growth period at school. At the same time, it is at schools where a high number of children from different social backgrounds can be reached (Andersen et al., 2015).

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Schoolyard Design

Exercise in public spaces – non-organised sport as a feature of sport development policies

How many football pitches does a locality need? Do local authorities provide opportunities to motivate residents to take up sport and exercise? Not only the needs of schools and clubs should be taken into account in sport development policies; those of people indulging in sport and exercise as casual activities also need to be considered. Discussed in the following is the relevance of recreational sport and how this needs to be catered for in sport-related policies.

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Schoolyard Design

In the digital age exercising playfully is indispensable!

As the first school in Bavaria the primary and secondary school of Thalmässing which is situated in the Roth district of Central Franconia in Germany has been awarded the Jakob Muth Prize in 2016, which is based on an initiative of the German government in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation and the German UNESCO Commission. ...